Welcome to the Visual Art Open Competition, aimed at providing a platform for UK & International Artists to develop their passion and career in the arts sector.

The competition is a celebration of both UK & International, professional and amateur artists working in one of more of the following medias: drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art and sculpture.
The Competition Artwork will be judged by panel of jurors appointed by VAO, all of which are artists, writers, art critics, collectors and curators from the international contemporary art world.

Five Categories:- – Painting / Mixed Media – Illustration / Drawing – Sculpture – Photography – Emerging Artist / Young Artist (Under 24)

Prizes: Overall Winner – Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works – Commercial mentoring package – Exclusive solo show – Exhibition at a commercial UK Art Fair Individual Categories – A cash prize of £250.00 will be awarded to the winner of each category

Cost – £15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 25 years old. No age restrictions – all welcome to apply


Alternatively, for more information call
01244 893185 or email info@visualartopen.com

Key Dates
September – Applications Open Call
31 December – Applications Close
31 March – Finalist Shortlist
31 April – Finalist Jury Score
31 May – Winners Announced
November 2017 – Visual Arts Open

Exhibition at Arts Fair

Published on October 25, 2016 // SAW Office